Entertainment

Trainspotting

(Previews began July 5, 2018, opened July 15, 2018, closes Jan. 19, 2019)

(1 hr 15 mins, no intermission)

Based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s Oscar-nominated 1996 film, Harry Gibson’s immersive stage adaptation (the audience is part of the show, which is set in a crack house) recounts in graphic detail the heroin scene in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the late-1980s. Because of nudity, strong language, violence, drug use and scenes of a sexual nature, “Trainspotting” is for audiences 16+.

Schedule: W 7:30 pm, Th 7 pm, F 7:30 pm, Sa 7:30 & 9:30 pm

Trapeze School New York

Classes in silks, trampoline, juggling and flying trapeze for beginners and more-advanced acrobats. Encouraging, skilled instructors. Flying trapeze classes from $55.

Trapeze School New York

The two trapeze school locations offer a number of classes for beginner and advanced fliers include flying trapeze, silks, static trapeze, trampoline, lyra, balancing and acrobatics and Spanish web. Online advanced registration is required, and new students pay a $22 fee on top of class price. Outdoor Lower Manhattan facility open May-Oct.

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Situated beneath a restaurant serving brick-oven pizza and calamari, the brick-walled, candlelit, casually elegant room showcases stand-ups from “Last Comic Standing,” Comedy Central, “Conan” and others.

True West

(Previews began Dec. 27, 2018, opens Jan. 24, 2019, tickets on sale thru March 17, 2019)

(2 hrs)

Two brothers—a lowlife thief (Ethan Hawke) and a straight-arrow screenwriter (Paul Dano)—duke it out and reverse roles in the revival of Sam Shepard’s play.

Schedule: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $59-$159

Union Hall

Live music nightly, plus two indoor bocce courts, fireplaces and pub grub served until midnight in the 5,000-square-foot Park Slope, Brooklyn, venue.

Hours: M-F 4 pm-4 am, Sa & Su 1 pm-4 am

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Newcomers and seasoned comics perform improv and sketch comedy shows. UCB was founded by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.

Shows nightly

Tickets: under $15

Village Vanguard

Since 1935, this intimate Village stalwart has been one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Highlights:

Jan. 8-13: Steel House

Jan. 15-20: Emmet Cohen Trio with Ron Carter

Jan. 22-27: Donny McCaslin

Jan. 29-Feb. 3: Billy Hart Quartet

Feb. 5-10: George Cables Trio

Feb. 12-17: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Feb. 19-24: Dayna Stephens Quartet

What the Constitution Means to Me

(Previews begin March 14, 2019, opens March 31, 2019, closes June 9, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Author and performer Heidi Schreck paid for her college education by traveling across the United States winning Constitutional debate competitions. In her new play, Schreck reimagines her 15-year-old self, as she traces the relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document, the Constitution, which dictated their rights and citizenship. 

Wicked

(Previews began Oct. 8, 2003, opened Oct. 30, 2003)

(2 hrs 45 mins)

Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: $82-$157

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